Torres hails Chelsea fans

04 February 2012 02:46

Fernando Torres has admitted he might have given up all hope of succeeding at Chelsea but for the support of the club's fans.

And the World Cup-winning striker has revealed that one of the greatest memories of his career was off the field when a substitute at Wolverhampton while the supporters chanted his name.

"I would like things to be much better but the support they give me every day is amazing," Torres told Chelsea TV. "I remember a game against Wolverhampton and I was on the bench, and they were still singing my name."

He added: "I've been very lucky to live very good moments but that game, when I was in the middle of nothing and not playing, was maybe the best memory I have in all my career.

"At the beginning of the season, I went through a hard moment, I was not playing, things were wrong and I was eight games without playing - I had never been in this situation before.

"The only thing that gave me hope was the support of the people.

"That game against Wolverhampton showed me there are important things to fight for, the love of the fans, the support of the club.

"My team-mates as well but the fans are the ones who have always been there from the first day until now."

The £50million man has scored just five times in 44 Chelsea appearances since last January's move from Liverpool and is currently on his longest goal drought yet.

Source: PA